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- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.00
A surprising, charming, and ever-fascinating history of the seemingly simple game that has had a profound effect on societies the world over. Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its thirty-two figurative... more...
- Gateways Books & Tapes 2006; US$ 9.95
Twenty-four unique games that can be played with a chess set—but are definitely not chess—are explored in this imaginative collection. Instructions and diagrams thoroughly explain the setup for each game and what additional equipment—such as a six-sided die, counting stones or beans, or small stickers—may be needed. Intended for gamers of all skill... more...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 18.94
David Shenk surveys the history of chess, capturing the Zelig-like nature of the game that has changed the societies that have played it. It's rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society (to be found in the writings of Borges, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Canetti, Eliot), it has helped to form the military strategies that conquered civilisations,... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 9.95
The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess , the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95
The ancient game of chess has its roots in India, where the legendary emperor Ravana used it to exercise his generals in strategy and tactics. Played by millions around the world, shogi is the uniquely Japanese variant of chess. Japanese Chess is the ultimate book on shogi for beginners and experienced players alike. Its step-by-step instructions... more...
- Random House of Canada 2012; US$ 29.95
Phiona Mutesi, is a 15-year-old girl born and raised in a miserable slum called Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. She sleeps in a decrepit mud hut with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford to send her, so she is only now learning to read... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2003; US$ 14.95
The game of Chinese Chess (called "Elephant Chess" in China) has been played for centuries, and is one of the most popular board games in the world. In Chinese Chess , author H. T. Lau explains the game' s fundamentals- the rules, the board, and the basic moves and values of pieces-with clear examples and over 170 diagrams. Once he's covered... more...
- Mongoose Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Annotating your own games can help you to play better chess. By examining the choices you made during the game and how they turned out you can pinpoint the flaws in your thinking process so that you can work on them. Chess master, author, and renowned teacher Dan Heisman shows you the whys and the hows of annotating your games. Using entertaining clashes... more...
- Mongoose Press 2011; US$ 19.99
The late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz was one of the most feared players in the U.S. tournament circuit. Using his dynamic, Catalan-based opening repertoire, the ?Polish Magician? won hundreds of tournaments before his untimely death in 2006. Now, Wojtkiewicz experts IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton have joined forces to produce the definitive ?how-to?... more...